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Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort

Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
+63 38 502 9003
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Filipino, Continental, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol. The all-day menu, developed by Chef Raphael Ongchiong, emphasizes freshness, clarity of ingredients, and local availability. Saffron offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Boholano heritage cuisine, alongside a wide range of Continental and Asian food favorites. The Chef's culinary artistry is met with an excellent selection of wines, signature cocktails, and gourmet beverages. A 162-seat dining venue, Saffron is casual and welcoming, with a decor to match. Sea-inspired accent lighting, all-weather woven furniture, and hand-carved driftwood create a dramatic poolside ambiance that serves to elevate guests' dining experience.

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The amount of different types of food were great, you never were hungry when leaving... Even some live entertainment on one night..

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Picturesque sunset view with boats parked like you were in some TV show. I love the view, food, service, amenities. I recommend getting their best sellers.

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ince H, Thank you so much for visiting us here at Saffron Restaurant. We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed the food, the service, and the views. Thanks even more for recommending our best sellers (local Boholano cuisine); our Chef developed Saffron’s menu to emphasize freshness and local availability. We hope you stop by for another visit... More

China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This restaurant is on our list already to visit because of its beautiful resort when we visited Bohol. The staff are very warm and welcoming. I remember some names who assisted us when we requested for a quick tour in the resort. Our experience in their restaurant I think is the highlight of our visit there. I love how they... More

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Hongsk182, Thank you for visiting Saffron restaurant and for trying out our authentic Filipino/Bohalano cuisines. Thank you even more for highlighting your experience during your quick tour of Amorita Resort. Our in-house Chef developed the menu to put emphasis on freshness, seasonality, and local availability, and our kitchen staff are all highly trained and qualified. Given the opportunity, we’d... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Choice menu in a very elegant resort set-up!!! Simpy sumptuous!!! The "grill menu" was just perfect for the atmosphere. Their cakes, salads and barbecue were marvelous! Bread was yummy and the service was excellent and personal!

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Hi Goldwin P, We’re thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience at Saffron Restaurant in Amorita Resort. Our menu is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol, and we’re very passionate about preparing the freshest meals possible. Your inspiring review has already been shared with The Chef and the rest of our kitchen and restaurant staff. We... More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited earlier this week on this beautiful resort. Saw it and got curious what's on top of the hill at the end of Beach. We went to the restaurant to have dinner with my friends. We wanted to have dinner by the garden that time unfortunately there is a wedding happening, so we were given an option to eat in... More

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear ShaoYun2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Saffron Restaurant! If you have other suggestions on how we can enhance diners’ experience, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. By the way, on your next visit, we suggest you check out our popular dinner buffet, which features dedicated grill, salad, and bread stations. Looking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent customer service and great food. They anticipate my needs and more. I would never want to leave. I am spoiled.

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bernadette R, Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience at Saffron Restaurant to the entire TripAdvisor community. Your kind and inspiring words about the food and the customer service have already been shared to the entire kitchen and restaurant staff. We hope to see you again soon at Saffron! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a property with great views along Alona Beach and whilst it is a very pretty Restaurant, and has wonderful staff who are very attentive, the food is extremely poor quality and certainly not a standard that tourist are expecting. It seems that the chef is not interested in quality, twice I returned my meal for poor quality in... More

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear PeterOceana, Thank you for your kind words about our property, our facilities, and our service. And thank you even more for your valuable feedback. We’re sorry that you had a poor experience at Saffron, although we hope that you would give our restaurant another try. Our Chef developed the menu to put emphasis on freshness, seasonality, and local availability,... More

Cebu City, Philippines
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Their buffet breakfast as part of our "package" is excellent. I have been to a lot of hotels and resorts but the way they prepare it is undeniably excellent. My personal favorite is how they cook the omelette without overdoing it without you even watching! The variety of food from day to day has been cleverly chosen, cheers to that.... More

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear PixieDoodle123, Thank you for sharing your dining experience with the TripAdvisor community. We’re glad you loved our breakfast buffet, and we have already shared your kind words to our whole team. We look forward to welcoming you again at Saffron Restaurant! More

Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I learned that Amorita has hired a chef for Saffron and it definitely shows in the dishes. Taste is excellent - all served warm and well-plated. They also added twists to the regular Filipino dishes and I would highly recommend the kare-kare and the turon. My husband previously stayed and tried their Steak Nights and Grill Nights. However, we stayed... More

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jenny-COANM, We’re so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience at Saffron Restaurant. Our Chef Raphael Ongchiong developed the menu to put emphasis on freshness, seasonality, and local availability. On your next visit to Saffron, try our popular dinner buffet, which features dedicated grill, salad, and bread stations. See you again soon! More

Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went back 2 weeks back with friends. We recommended the place since we really enjoyed our stay in the resort a year and a half ago. Food was still good, the in house baked rolls are still the same that I loved then. Got the Chicken Binakol which is essentially chicken in coconut broth. And the other dish that I... More

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kwokie, We’re delighted to know that you and your friends enjoyed the food at Saffron Restaurant. We recommend that you try our Bohol Tasting Menu on your next visit – it revolves around the staple ingredients here (ginger, lemongrass, and coconut milk) in ways that celebrate Bohol’s rich culinary heritage. We’re also launching our new designer wing soon, so... More

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Additional Information about Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort

Address: Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 38 502 9003
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Panglao Island
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino, Continental, International

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